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Manchester International Festival enjoys record-breaking success

Biennial festival brings more money into local economy than ever before

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Over half of UK students avoid the doctor when ill

A survey has found that the majority of students in the UK do not seek advice from their GP when they fall ill due to long waiting times and inconvenient appointments

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Album: Foo Fighters – Concrete And Gold

The world’s biggest rock band returns with a mixed bag of over-the-top material

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Voluntourism harms communities: make a difference, stay at home

Student volunteering expeditions will be furiously promoted at our university this week, but it’s our responsibility to ignore them

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The Mancunion Present: Summer House Party at Black Dog Ballroom

Did we mention the first 50 people to register will get a free burger

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Live: The Pigeon Detectives

The Pigeon Detectives show they can still kick ass in a sweaty, brilliant show in Manchester, writes Jay Plent

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Album: Ed Sheeran – ÷

÷ is vintage Sheeran, but isn’t all that the charts make it out to be, writes William Bain

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Scientists are facing a ‘reproducibility crisis’

90 per cent of scientists are in fear of losing funding after results become harder to reproduce

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Album: Peter Silberman — Impermanence

On his first solo venture, the Antlers frontman strips his distinguished sound down to gorgeous melodies and stark guitar

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Department of Health to remove NHS staff safety body

Another threat to the future of the flailing NHS has come as the body focussed on the safety of doctors is to be removed, despite a recent increase in attacks by patients

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Album: Elbow – Little Fictions

Elbow dig into new, soulful territory, with mixed results, writes Jay Plent